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Willy Winnaess for David Andersen Sterling Silver and Red Enamel Heart Pendant

A signed, heart-shaped, silver gilt pendant on a fine, Sterling silver chain. Second-hand.

What's for sale?

This is a very sweet, heart-shaped pendant, designed by Willy Winnaess for the Norwegian jeweller and silversmith, David Andersen.

The heart-shaped pendant is made from gold-plated Sterling silver, also known as vermeil.  The heart itself is a basse-taille pattern under a beautiful, deep, translucent red enamel. 

Basse-taille means low cut and describes the technique of engraving a pattern and covering it with enamel, such that the engraving is still visible beneath.

The heart hangs on a very fine Sterling silver chain with locking clasp.

Who made it and when?

The design is by Willy Winnaess, who worked for David Andersen, during the 1950s. His pieces are usually marked as here, with a "W" in a circle. The maker's mark on the back reads:

  • D-A (for David Andersen)
  • W (in a circle, for Willy Winnaess)

What condition is it in?

  • Second-hand
  • In excellent condition
  • The clasp is fully working

What are the measurements?

  • 21cm chain drop (8 1/4 inches)
  • 1cm x 1cm pendant
  • 2.5 grams

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David Andersen
Stock ID:
1 in stock

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